Emma and Liam were the most frequently chosen baby names for 2017. For the fourth year in a row, Emma was the top girl's name, according to the annual list of the most popular baby names released by the Social Security Administration on Friday, the AP reports. Liam pushed last year's champ, Noah, to second to claim the top spot for the guys. Other trends last year included a rise in the use of Melania for a girl, likely influenced by first lady Melania Trump. The lists follow.